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FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

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Coke Escovedo ‎- 1975- Coke

 I stumbled across this album while quenching my thirst for some groovy classic funk. You know, the kinda funk that incites that face like you caught a whiff of somethang so rank…  Well, this 1975 release by Coke Escovedo will certainly spark your soul.  “Coke”…

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The Dells – 1971 – Freedom Means

1971 was a huge year for Soul Music – especially American Soul. Marvin Gaye’s staggering “What’s Going On” on Tamla (which many argue is the greatest LP every made in any genre and they might be right) – Aretha Franklin’s right-on Grooveathon “Aretha Live At…

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Shuggie Otis ‎- 1971 – Freedom Flight

AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek 1971’s Freedom Flight is perhaps, in its own way, every bit as adventurous and regal as Shuggie Otis’ masterpiece, Inspiration Information. Produced by Shuggie’s father, R&B legend Johnny Otis, the album features seven stellar, genre bending cuts, most of which were written…

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Margie Joseph – 1971 – Phase II

Amazingly, Margie’s second and last LP for Stax failed to chart. For my money, as brilliant as ‘Margie Joseph Makes a New Impression‘ is – and brilliant IT IS – ‘Phase II’ actually surpasses its predecessor in coming up with beautifully orchestrated soul gems that…

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Gwen McCrae – 1976 – Something So Right

Beautiful 70s Miami Soul, produced by Steve Alaimo & Clarence Reid  featuring Latimore on piano. Classic Soul / Funk album from 1976, featuring the killer song ‘I’ve Got Nothing To Lose‘ sampled by Royal Flush on ‘Iced Down Medallions’. Tracks A1 Something So Right 5:24…

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Banda Black Rio – 1977 – Maria Fumaça

Banda Black Rio were formed in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro. They revolutionised ‘black instrumental music’ at the time with their Brazilian re-interpretation of soul, jazz, funk and disco grooves, inspired by the likes of Tim Maia and reminiscent of Kool & The Gang and…

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The JB’s – 1972 – Food For Thought

 There are funk bands. And then there are The JB’s. In the early 1970s, James Brown’s production stable was quite simply overflowing with soul. Beyond his own genre-bursting music – which brought funk and R&B to new stratospheres with each platter he released – he…

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Nina Simone – 1966 – High Priestess Of Soul

A much more upbeat record from Simone than we’re used to, although a more upbeat Nina Simone is still a fairly calm, reserved figure.  Some of the jumped-up moments are pretty excellent -the Ray Charles-esque “I’m Gonna Leave You“, the cover of “Brown Eyed Handsome…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Manhattans – 1974 – That’s How Much I Love You

Sublime work from The Manhattans – who are on top of the world at this point! The group’s harmonies are excellent, a bit rough in the best parts – ala Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes during the Teddy Pendergrass years – but also capable…

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The Pointer Sisters – 1973 – The Pointer Sisters

The fantastic debut of The Pointer Sisters – an album that’s a lot deeper than most of their crossover pop from years to come! At the time of the album’s release, the trio were a badass group of female singers on the Bay Area scene…

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Gene Harris ‎- 1972 – Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds

While jazz is deniably important, it’s not always accessible for everyone, but Harris welcomes the listener this outing, never too extravagant but never boring, always as much about the song as the solo, this teaches us not only about music, but about art and life…

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Zingara ‎- 1981 – Zingara

Rare Album Sought After For The Fantastic ‘Love’s Calling‘ as well as the Superb modern tune “Wonder Love“. Band Put together for this one off by none other than  Lamont Dozier who wrote and produced it all. Ja mes Ingram was the lead vocalist and…

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Yellow Sunshine ‎- 1973 – Yellow Sunshine

Yellow Sunshine is a funk band from Philadelphia (PA), formed by brothers Karl and Roland Chambers, along with namester Lester and Idress Young. Dexter Wansel and Ron Harding joined them a little later. In this configuration, the guys recorded only one album, released on the…

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Anthony & The Imperials – 1966 – Payin’ Our Dues

Brooklyn’s Little Anthony And The Imperials are best known for their mid 60s sweet soul ballads ‘Hurt So Bad‘ and ‘Goin Out Of My Head‘ though on the Northern scene they’re revered for the much more energized ‘Better Use Your Head‘.  The group’s mentor Teddy…

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James & Bobby Purify – 1967 – James & Bobby Purify

In the mid- to late ’60s, the Florida-bred soul duo James & Bobby Purify were frequently compared to another dynamic R&B act of the day, Sam & Dave, which is easy to understand given how often they covered Sam & Dave’s tunes (and how James & Bobby’s producer, Papa Don Schroeder,…

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Apple And The Three Oranges 1970 -75 Free And Easy

The Complete Works 1970-1975.  Soul and funk from Los Angeles drummer/singer/songwriter Ed “Apple” Nelson and his band.  Superb re-issue of funk & soul from the New Orleans outfit. Clear nods to some of the funk heavyweights of the era, but with a distinct sound of…

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Shout Box

valvebone
(Monday, Sep 16. 2019 12:12 PM)
@Mr. Moo – thank you. I did check I don’t know why I didn’t find it. Thanks again.
MuddFlapp
(Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 09:25 PM)
You are right zand. Got my funks mixed up! Thanks again for everything! You the most funkalicious! Really enjoying Genes and the 3 sounds stuff!!!!
npyrsh
(Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 05:29 AM)
hi peoples does anyone have Luke Vibert – Nuggets compilations?? Dope Library Music…… Cheerz
Vic
(Friday, Sep 20. 2019 12:58 AM)
I’m looking for Justin Fashanu song – ‎Heaven On Earth . Does anybody have this?
King
(Friday, Sep 20. 2019 03:01 PM)
Anyone have SLAPBAK – GHETTO FUNKOGRAPHY (2004) please if so your a genuis thank you
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